Special Educational Needs has a wide ranging vocabulary, with many acronyms. Some of the most frequently used SEND terms include:


ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ASD/ASC Autistic Spectrum Disorder/Autistic Spectrum Condition
ASP Additional Support Plan
CAF Common Assessment Framework
CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
COP Code of Practice
DCD Developmental Co-ordination Disorder
EAL English as an Additional Language
EHA Early Help Assessment
EHCP Education Health Care Plan
EP Educational Psychologist
FSM Free School Meals
HI Hearing Impairment
HLTA Higher Level Teaching Assistant
HNF Higher Needs Funding
KS Key Stage
LAC Looked After Child
MLD Moderate Learning Difficulty
NC National Curriculum
OT Occupational Therapy
PP Pupil Premium
QFT Quality First Teaching
RSA Request for Statutory Assessment
SALT Speech and Language Therapy/Therapist
SEMH Social, Emotional Mental Health
SEND Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
SENDCo Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Co-ordinator
SEND (IASS) Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service
SPLD Specific Learning Difficulty
SSS SEND Support Service
TA Teacher Assistant
VI Visual Impairment